I’ve heard so much love for Salonpas patches that I bought some the last time I was at Costco. (apparently the cheapest place for them)
I’ve had cause to use them several times and I’m wearing one right now.
It’s Absorbine Jr.* in a plaster.
I will never buy them again, even at the cheapest place in the world. A bottle of Absorbine Jr. is about 5USD and will last years. Throw-away plasters can be worn up to 8 hours (I’ve worn them longer) and then go into landfill. Why pay extra to make more garbage?
Absorbine Jr. is the company’s ‘human’ version of horse liniment. You may recall (here I go again, my favorite saw): I grew up on a working ranch.
We used Bag Balm (left it in the barn where we milked) for cow’s udders (bags) and horse liniment for horses and mules. We also used these products on ourselves!
It amused me greatly that the Flatlanders (non-Ozarkers) at work started talking about how great bag balm was for their skin issues. Who didn’t know? Well, what they don’t know about that stuff is what I don’t know about city stuff. I almost always go the wrong way down one way streets and avoid cities (driving). I’m like a lost three year old in the city! If you need me to sharpen your chain on the chain saw, I can do it.
That’s just one brand. I grew up using it, so I return to it. Deep Heat is another brand.